03 NOV 2010
• Democrats lose the House but retain control of Senate... just
• Obama tells new House Speaker John Boehner he's looking forward to working with him
• Tea Party candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio sweep to victory in Kentucky and Florida... but Christine O'Donnell loses out in Delaware
• Harry Reid scrapes home in Nevada to register rare win for the Democrats
The Republican Party delivered a stinging blow to President Barack Obama last night, capturing the US House of Representatives in a stunning mid-term election victory.
The party also narrowed the Democratic majority in the Senate, but fell just short of winning overall control.
The Republican gains usher in an era of divided government for the United States.
Mr Obama will have to deal with a more conservative Congress, which will include members of the anti-establishment Tea Party movement.
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